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Tips for Talking to Loved Ones About Hepatitis C

Telling family and friends you have hepatitis C can be uncomfortable, but there are ways to make your disclosure go over more smoothly. Here are some tips on how to talk to your loved ones.   Support is important It can be scary to talk to your friends and family about having hepatitis C, but it’s important to have the support of... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
ATsai

ATsai, Editor

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I am the Web Producer for HealthCentral's Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer and Sleep Disorders sites.

Hepatitis C Facts: 8 Things You Should Know

Hepatitis C (HCV) is the leading cause of liver failure and end-stage liver disease in the United States, and is a major cause for liver transplants. Baby boomers, in particular, are at high-risk for HCV and should get tested even if they have no symptoms of the disease. Here are some facts to know about hepatitis C.   Hepatitis C is a viral... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
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Annual Mammograms Under Fireā€¦Again

Over the past several years, some experts have debated the need for annual mammograms, especially before the age of 50, unless specific personal or family medical history places someone at a high risk for developing breast cancer.  In 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a panel of medical experts, recommended biannual mammograms... Read moreChevron
posted 04/14/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Is the Medication Sovaldi for Hepatitis C Worth the High Price?

A new medication, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), offers a 90 percent cure rate for patients with some strains of hepatitis C. The cost for this medication sounds astronomical. A typical treatment would cost $84,000 per patient. But ,while this sounds like a large amount of money, it might actually be more cost... Read moreChevron
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Hepatitis C: An Overview

Hepatitis C is a virus which causes liver disease. Because symptoms often don’t show up for many years, you might have the virus and never know.  Eventually, if it is not treated, the virus causes liver damage and in some cases cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is estimated that over 3 million people in the United States have hepatitis C... Read moreChevron
posted 04/03/2014, comments (0)|

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